How to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils are plant-based powerhouses with healing benefits and beautiful scents.
These versatile oils have been carefully extracted from the flowers, fruits, leaves, and even the stems of plants (source). Let’s talk about how you can use them in your everyday routines.
A little note before we get started: while they’re all natural, essential oils incredibly powerful and it’s always a good idea to keep safety in mind when using them. Do your best to avoid spilling or ingesting these oils, as they can be dangerous in large quantities. And if you’ve got little ones around, keep these out of reach.
You Can Diffuse Them
Diffusing essential oils is by far the easiest way to use them. All you have to do is pick a diffuser, add some water, and add three to five drops of your oil. You’ll be good to go for the next few hours.
Some of my favourite essential oils to diffuse are the bright, uplifting oils. They’ll improve your mood and make you feel cheerful. I also love diffusing lavender at night and eucalyptus when I’ve got a stuffy nose.
You Can Add Them to Your Beauty Rituals
If you look at your favourite products, you might see that there are already essential oils in them. Essential oils are amazing additions to products because while they offer healing benefits, like soothing skin, they also add natural scents without the chemical fragrance.
If you want to take things a step further, you can make your own products with essential oils.
Try these beauty recipes to indulge your skin and your senses with essential oils:
Our blog has so many do-it-yourself beauty recipes, there’s always something to inspire! And if you don’t have the time to make your own products, you can still benefit from essential oil infused skincare with brands like Herbivore Botanicals, Captain Blankenship, and Wildcraft.
You Can Clean Your House With Them
Cleaning your home doesn’t have to mean using toxic fragrances. Essential oils, like lemon, orange, and lime, add a fresh uplifting scent without irritating your family.
Instead of spraying toxic air fresheners, you can diffuse the oils throughout the day.
You can also try these DIY cleaning recipes to harness the power of essential oils throughout your home:
If DIYs aren’t your thing, you can still clean your home with essential oils with products from brands like Seventh Generation.
Essential oils are used, multi-purpose compounds that give your everyday products a little boost. Learning how to use them can simplify your life and make a natural lifestyle a little bit easier.
Sarah Price is the social media manager for Well.ca. When she’s not posting to Instagram, she’s running a skincare blog and creating content for green beauty brands.